The German surname Ipsen has several possible origins. Firstly, the surname may be of patronymic
origin, derived from the name of the father of the original bearer. In this instance, the surname Ipsen comes from the Frisian personal name
Ibo, which stem from either the Old High German "iwa" meaning "yew" tree, or from the Old High German "hiltja" meaning "battle, handle of a sword." Or the name could come from the Frisian personal name Eybe, a short from of Eilbert. Also Ibing, which is documented in the sources, can be a short form of Ibbers or Ibbeken. The name Ipsen, also appears in sources as a female personal name
, as in Yba in Hamburg in the 13th century, and Ybika in Westphalia
in 1275. Thus the surname can also be matronymic, derived from the personal name of the mother. Alternatively, the surname Ipsen can be of locative origin, from a geographical feature near which the original bearer of the name once lived or held land. Here, we find the surname Ipsen again deriving from the Old High German "iwa" meaning "yew" tree, suggesting that the bearer lived nest to such a tree. Also, the surname Ipsen may be of toponymic origin, derived from the name of the place where the original bearer of the name once lived or held land. There are many towns with the element "Ibe" in Germany
, such as Ibach, Ibendahl, Eiba, Eibau, and Ibendorf. In Hamburg and Flensburg, the "b" often appears as a "p," creating names like Ipsen.
Early Origins of the Ipsen family
The surname Ipsen was first found in Lower Saxony
, where the name is connected to Bremen and Hamburg. The name also appears often in Röstock, in Mecklenburg. However, the surname Ipsen can be traced back to 13th century Carinthia, where one named Ivo was the archbishop in 1254. Jacob Ybing resided in Hamburg in 1266, and Godeke Yben filius
Ybonis in Stralsund in 1300. Ybo de Frisia was recorded in 1301. Konrad von der Ybe was a resident of Freiberg in Saxony
in the year 1412, and Franz Yban was the archpriest of that city in 1425.
Early History of the Ipsen family
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Ipsen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Iben, Ibe, Iber, Ibsen, Ipsen, Ibing, Iba, Iva, Ihbe, Eibe and many more.
Early Notables of the Ipsen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ipsen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ipsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Richard Friedrich Eduard Ipsen, who settled in Iowa in 1867
- Jan Martin Ipsen in New York in 1870
- Louis Peter Ipsen went to California in 1897
Ipsen Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- John Frederick Ipsen in New York in 1912
Historic Events for the Ipsen family
- Mr. Owen Alfred Ipsen, English Third Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/